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The Contestable Fund – Detailed Planning Under Way

In a recent meeting with a senior official at the Dept for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DDCMS) CMF was able to discover more detail about the plans for the new public service contestable content fund. On 30 December last year, the Department announced that the Fund would be dedicated to children’s content, and that the BFI would […]

Industry Policy

Ofcom Children’s Review – CMF Submission

Ofcom is reviewing the state of children’s media in the UK. 10 years on from their 2007 Review which produced the first startling evidence of market failure in children’s content provision and the collapse of commissioning at the recently unregulated commercial public service broadcasters, Ofcom is returning to the topic to ascertain what form regulation should […]


Common Sense?

CMF Academic Advisory Board member, David Kleeman has written a blog for Kidscreen magazine about the recent Common Sense Media and Center for Humane Technology initiative to create a Roadmap for Kids’ Digital Well Being. He expresses concerns about the way in which the issues were framed at an event associated with the launch and asks whether focusing almost entirely […]

Policy Research

Event Report: A New Chapter in Regulation?

On 24th January 2018 the Children’s Media Foundation hosted an open event to discuss the Ofcom Children’s Content Review and plans for regulating the commercial public service broadcasters – ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.  As there was an announcement on December 30th that the new  Contestable Fund would now be dedicated to children’s content, that inevitably also featured […]

Events Industry Policy

Australian Content Under Threat

2018 is shaping up to be a critical year for Australian children’s television. Jenny  Buckland, CEO of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation explains why… Australia used to be a bit of an exemplar in how to support locally produced children’s television. Our support system – which started with children’s drama quotas and other regulations on commercial […]

Industry Policy

CMF Ofcom Consultation Event – Change of Date – 24th January 2018

The CMF event which was to have taken place on 6th February to discuss Ofcom’s Review of Children’s Content will now take place on 24th January 2018. The evening event is being brought forward to fit into Ofcom’s consultation period, which closes at the end of January.  This will be a great chance to make your views known on the Ofcom plans […]

CMF Updates Events Policy

Internet Safety Strategy

The Government’s Internet Safety Strategy Consultation closed on Dec 7th and couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time, as all the concerns about the power of social media platforms emerged in the press and political circles, with everything from election rigging to online bullying coming under scrutiny as never before. CMF has been voicing concerns for […]

CMF Updates Policy

A New Chapter in Regulation?

CMF Evening Event Date changed to 24 January 6 – 8.30 pm (including drinks reception) Venue: Lewis Silkin Llp, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford’s Inn Passage, London EC4A 1BL Tickets: £10 – free to all CMF Supporters and patrons Following Baroness Benjamin’s success in amending the Digital Economy Act which empowers Ofcom to regulate for more kids’ content on the three […]

Events Industry Policy

Internet Safety Strategy Consultation – Don’t Miss Out

The Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport consultation on the government’s Internet Safety Strategy closes midday, December 7th, 2017. The Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper covers many issues related to preventing online harm, and enacts the government’s agenda to make “Britain is the safest place to be online.” Your input is needed on the following key issues: the introduction of […]


Internet Safety Strategy Consultation Announced

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have recently launched a Green Paper on their Internet Safety Strategy. The Green Paper outlines their proposals which are now up for public consultation until December 7th. This follows an extensive House of Lords Report in March and the government’s broadly declared intention to make Britain “the safest […]


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